CAPE VERDE: Design Applications

✘  Paris Convention

Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Must be notarised and filed within 1 month of the filing date.

Drawings, photographs or other graphic representations of the article embodying the design are required upon filing.

Description of the design
A description of the elements which appear in the design is required. The description must be in Portuguese.

Deed of Assignment
Must be filed within 1 month of the filing date.

Priority Documents
(if applicable) together with a verified Portuguese translation, must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.

Further Information

Duration and Renewal

  • The design has an initial term of 5 years from the date of filing, with possible extensions of four further terms of 5 years each upon payment of the required renewal fees.


  • Formal examination is conducted. Substantive examination may be requested by the applicant.

Cape Verde Design Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. design agents in Africa: Our services include design applications, maintenance and protection in Cape Verde. The patent attorneys at our firm are dedicated individuals, skilled in their fields of practice, and can provide clear advice on complex legal matters to clients from all over the world.